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7pm Tuesday 9th October: Special Guest: Dr Pamela Gay (@starstryder) "Asteroids: Science, Mining, and Potential Extinction"

7pm Tuesday 9th October we have a very special guest coming to speak for MBO at Emerald Secondary College!

Got rock? Come hear @starstryder discuss asteroids and what they teach us about our solar system, and how they may be mined for resources or bring us death. She’ll also highlight the latest from @haya2e_jaxa and @OSIRISREx.

That's right! Thanks to the good offices of the Australian Skeptics Inc. we are very fortunate to have Dr Pamela L Gay (@starstryder on Twitter), Director of Technology and Citizen Science at the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, astronomer, writer, and podcaster coming to talk for us.Pamela Gay presenting a talk, image from her website

I am an astronomer, writer, and podcaster focused on using new media to engage people in science and technology. Through CosmoQuest.org, I work to engage people in both learning and doing science. Join me as we map our Solar System in unprecedented detail through our citizen science projects, and learn astronomy through media productions like Astronomy Cast. Through this weekly podcast, Fraser Cain and I take you on a facts-based journey through our Cosmos, exploring not only what we know, but how we know it.

Dr Gay has a research background in variable stars and galactic evolution as well as being a great science communicator, active blogger, tweeter and artist!